By Olabisi Olaleye
MainOne and Tizeti companies are collaborating with Facebook for a seamless internet connectivity and expansion of services in Lagos.
The companies recently completed a joint development project with Facebook.
According to them, this partnership would leverage MainOne’s fiber connectivity, Tizeti’s brand-new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s express wifi
Against this background, internet services would be more accessible across Lagos Mainland including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere.
Speaking on the partnership, Chief Executive Officer, Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi, said, “Access to fast and reliable unlimited wifi connectivity has been a problem for most Nigerian residential customers and small businesses for too long.
This partnership aims to demonstrate a sustainable and cost-effective solution to the under-served areas of Lagos State through our solar-powered, always-on wifi towers, and robust internet bandwidth from MainOne.”
Tizeti has built and would operate the solar-powered Wi-Fi Towers across Lagos while MainOne would provide multiple Gbps internet bandwidth to the outdoor towers via a mix of fiber-optic and microwave backhaul connections. This internet service will be delivered to end users via Wi-Fi, including via Express Wi-Fi hotspots deployed by Tizeti in Lagos.
The partnership supports the three partners’ shared goal of connecting more people to high quality internet services in the most cost-effective way.
On her part, MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, said the partnership would improve the quality and lowering costs of Internet services.